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🌊 Persian Gulf Bitcoin

27 May | by
  • coin BTC
    Bitcoin $ 39 064 1% $ 679
  • coin ETH
    Ethereum $ 2 790 2.30% $ 298
  • Market Cap
    1.90% $ 1 781 405 233 204
  • DeFi Market Cap
    4.10% $ 96 506 205 059

Hey #Moni Maker 🎸

Today, in 1647, the first witch was executed in Massachusetts. Cryptocurrency, being an advanced technology, literally forces its followers to update their knowledge on a daily basis. And knowledge is the main enemy of obscurantism. Hence, we conclude that cryptocurrency, to some extent, saves people not only from poverty and boring work.

Well, our Digest will help with all that magic today. Let’s go!


1

He knows everything about Bitcoin

He is Tony B.

"But Bitcoin is just an empty shell!" - Mr. Fat Banker was furious. His eyes were bloodshot like candles during a market dump. “What did they find in him ?! Why are people following him ?! Why do they love him ?!"

It was a dark time. The time when people bought physical bitcoins. The time when the first cryptocurrency was interesting only to scammers and drug dealers. But suddenly he appeared on the scene. He's Tony B. And everything changed. Forever and ever.

Today we want to wish Tony a happy birthday! He is a close friend of ours, a talented author and just a wonderful person. You can express your love in our chat. Tag @tony_crusoe and write your wishes, he deserves them :) Well, the Maestro works even on such a momentous day! Let’s read his new post!

All models are wrong, some are useful. Part XII: Reserve Risk

Indicator Overview

Reserve Risk allows us to visualise the confidence amongst long term bitcoin holders relative to the price of Bitcoin at a given moment in time.

When confidence is high and price is low then there is an attractive risk/reward to invest in Bitcoin at that time (green zone). When confidence is low and price is high then risk/reward is unattractive (red zone). Investing in Bitcoin during periods where Reserve Risk is in the green zone has produced outsized returns over time.

Steps required to calculate Reserve Risk

This section will discuss the following metrics required to calculate Reserve Risk:

- Bitcoin Days Destroyed (BDD)

- Adjusted Bitcoin Days Destroyed (ABDD)

- Value of Coin (Days) Destroyed (VOCD)

- Median Value of Coin (Days) Destroyed (MVOCD)

- HODL Bank

Evidence indicates that, in general, long term holders of Bitcoin have a greater knowledge about Bitcoin’s market cycles and identifying good times to buy and sell Bitcoin. This is not surprising given that they are more experienced in the space versus newer participants who are just entering and learning about Bitcoin.

This can be visualised once we understand the concepts of Bitcoin Days and Bitcoin Days Destroyed:

Bitcoin Days = Quantity of Bitcoin * Number of days since coins were moved from one user wallet to another.

This allows us to attribute more value to coins held by long term holders – as they are in possession of coins that have not moved for a high number of days.

Bitcoin Days Destroyed = When a bitcoin is sitting in a wallet it is accruing Bitcoin days, when it is then sold those days are then ‘destroyed’.

Example: I purchase 1 Bitcoin and hold it in my wallet for 7 days. I then sell it, which would then ‘destroy’ 7 Bitcoin Days when it moves from my wallet to the new buyers wallet (7 BDD). Note: Bitcoins are not actually destroyed, it is terminology only.

Adjusted Bitcoin Days Destroyed = BDD / Circulating Supply of Bitcoin

Because the circulation of Bitcoin entering the system is increasing over time through the process of mining, we need to adjust for this so we can accurately represent the quantity of Bitcoin sold by long-term holders over time.

If we then take the average value of Adjusted Bitcoin Days Destroyed and see which days there were more Adjusted BDD’s destroyed than the average, we are able to see where longer-term participants are doing more of their selling. This is shown by the concentration of red lines in this chart below. We can see that long term holders are typically pretty good at selling near the peaks of Bitcoin’s bubbles.

This demonstrates that long term holders on average purchase and sell at appropriate times during Bitcoin’s cycles. It is therefore beneficial to identify when this group is feeling confident that the future price of Bitcoin will be higher than today's.

Identifying Confidence

Value of Coin (Days) Destroyed

If all Bitcoin that had ever been mined changed hands today, and each of them had been held for 1 day then the number of BDD would equal the circulating supply. Therefore BDD multiplied by price of Bitcoin would equal the market cap. Or, put another way, Adjusted BDD would equal 1. If we sum Adjusted BDD multiplied by Bitcoin price as per the formula here, we get Value of Coin (Days) Destroyed.

VOCD = ∑ (Daily Bitcoin price * Adjusted BDD)

To reduce some of the ‘noise’ in this calculation we can use a 30-day median of VOCD, which we will call MVOCD, Median Value of Coin (Days) Destroyed. It is the red line line in this chart.

Interactive chart: lookintobitcoin.com

What this tells us is that each day MVOCD (red line) is not above price (black line), more Bitcoin days are being created than being destroyed i.e. people are holding onto their

Bitcoin because as a store of value they believe it’s price in the future will be more than it is today. The have given up the opportunity to sell Bitcoin today to instead hold it for the future – so we can say that it is the opportunity cost.

By summing the aggregate US dollar amount of this opportunity cost over time we create what is termed HODL Bank. This metric indicates confidence in the future of Bitcoin by Bitcoin holders built up over time. As an investor, we can then identify periods where there are differences between the price and levels of confidence:

Price high and confidence low = unattractive risk-reward

Price low and confidence high = attractive risk-reward

By dividing Bitcoin price by HODL Bank we can view this clearly. It is called Reserve Risk. We see on the master chart above that buying Bitcoin when Reserve Risk was low has historically generated outsized returns.

That's all! Tony B.'s Twitter lives at this link. And waiting for your subscription.


2

Bitcoin is in danger again!

Miners, go to battle!

Iran has banned Bitcoin mining until September 22nd.

As Cointelegraph reports, the recent crackdown on Bitcoin (BTC) and crypto mining in Iran has reached a new dimension, with the government banning the activity over the summer.

According to a report by Bloomberg, President Hassan Rouhani announced the blanket ban on Bitcoin mining in the country in an address on state television on Wednesday.

The nationwide prohibition will reportedly last until September, with the government keen on ensuring access to electricity for domestic consumption during the hot summer months, which are historically peak periods for power demand.

As part of his address, President Rouhani alleged that the majority of the crypto mining activity in Iran — up to 85% — is unlicensed. Indeed, Cointelegraph recently reported on a crackdown by the authorities on miners using electricity meant for household consumption.

So what?

Dirty games of politicians, as Rorschach would put it, or a necessary measure? After Elon Musk's tweets, we see a catch everywhere.

In any case, illegal mining is bad. We condemn this. A bit.


3

PayPal withdraws money

Why, it's not clickbait

PayPal will allow customers to withdraw cryptocurrency to third-party wallets for the first time since the company began offering the ability to buy and sell cryptocurrencies last year.

At CoinDesk Consensus 2021, Jose Fernandez da Ponte announced that the withdrawal function is in development.

PayPal currently does not allow users to move cryptocurrency assets off the platform.

So what?

For a long time, we have expressed deep concern (lel) that PayPal's actions could tarnish cryptO. But so far everything seems to be ok.


4

Apple is looking for crypto bro

Is crypto bro looking for Apple?


"The Apple Wallets, Payments and Commerce (WPC) team is looking for an experienced business development manager to lead the Alternative Payments Partnership," the job posting said.

So what?

We were joking that someone from the Moni team can apply for fun and find out how Apple works from the inside.

It's a pity that any of us would be kicked out of there a couple of days after reading the digests from Moni Talks. Probably.


5

Solja Boy f*cked up

You can't throw rap out of a person


Soulja Boy, once a very popular American rapper, tweeted a shill of a certain coin.

LEL.


6

Meme of the Day 😄

ha-ha-ha!

And you...buy Bitcoin! 😉 (it's a good time!)


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